Caldwell, L. Scott 1954(?)–

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Caldwell, L. Scott 1954(?)–


Born April 17, 1954 (some sources cite 1944), in Chicago, IL; married (husband died). Education: Attended Loyola University Chicago.


Agent—Silver Massetti and Szatmary, 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069; Leading Artists, 145 West 45th St., Suite 1204, New York, NY 10036.


Actress. Appeared in advertisements.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award, best featured actress in a play, 1988, for Joe Turner's Come and Gone; Helen Hayes Award, outstanding supporting performer—nonresident production, Washington Theatre Awards Society, 1998, for Proposals; Obie Award, performance, Village Voice, and Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding actress in a play, both 2005, for Going to St. Ives; member of the cast of Lost that was named entertainer of the year, Entertainment Weekly, 2005; Golden Globe Award, best television series—drama, and Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, both with others, both 2006, for Lost.


Stage Appearances:

Gail, The Daughters of the Mock, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1978–79.

Afrodite, A Season to Unravel, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979.

Ruth, Old Phantoms, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979.

"Everyman" and "The Imprisonment of Obatala," Plays from Africa, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979.

First woman and Pattie Mae Wells, Home, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979–80, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1980–81, and Theatre Four, New York City, 1981.

Boesman and Lena, 1981.

Catherine, Addie, Nadine, and Ida, Colored People's Time, Negro Ensemble Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1982.

A Raisin in the Sun, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1982.

Black woman, "The Redeemer," and Raimy, "Nightline," About Heaven and Earth, Negro Ensemble Company, Theatre Four, 1983.

A Play of Giants, 1984.

Bertha Holly, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985, then Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1986.

Mrs. Baker, A Month of Sundays, Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Bertha Holly, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Clemma Diggins, Proposals, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1997–98, also produced in Washington, DC.

May N'Kame, Going to St. Ives, Primary Stages, 59E59 Theaters, New York City, 2005.

Sarah Breedlove, The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including American Medea, From the Mississippi Delta, Macbeth, The Piano Lesson, and Thesmophoriazousae. Member of the company of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1981–82.

Film Appearances:

Janet Smith, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

Patron, Exterminator 2, Cannon, 1984.

Homeless woman, Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1991.

Sandy Wilkes, Up against the Wall, African American Images, 1991.

Deputy marshal Poole, The Fugitive, Warner Bros., 1993.

Cora Tshabala, Soweto Green, Pavilion, 1994.

Hattie May Parsons, Devil in a Blue Dress (also known as Le diable en robe bleue), TriStar, 1995.

Public defender, The Net, Columbia, 1995.

Judge McGibbons, Mystery, Alaska, Buena Vista, 1999.

Head nurse, Dragonfly (also known as Im Zeichen der Libelle), Universal, 2002.

Bobbi Porter, Gridiron Gang, Columbia, 2006.

Some sources cite appearances in other films, including Waiting to Exhale, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tanya Miller, Judging Amy, CBS, 1999–2000.

Judge Rose Barnea, Queens Supreme, CBS, 2003.

Rose Henderson Nadler, Lost, ABC, beginning 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Judge Starkey, Love, Lies and Murder, NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Althea, God Bless the Child (also known as Le choix tragique), ABC, 1988.

Lyddie, Alien Nation: The TV Movie (also known as Alien Nation), Fox, 1989.

Ruby, Dangerous Passion, ABC, 1990.

Baby of the Bride, NBC, 1991.

Devlin, Extreme Justice (also known as S.I.S.—Extreme Justice), HBO, 1993.

Mrs. Linson, The Switch, 1993.

Rita Wilson, For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story, NBC, 1993.

Darkness before Dawn, NBC, 1993.

Cerises, Down Came a Blackbird (also known as Ramirez), Showtime, 1995.

Detective Lou Shannon, Twilight Man, Starz!, 1996.

Dying to be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story, Lifetime, 1996.

Judge, Tell Me No Secrets, ABC, 1997.

Senator Condon, Weapons of Mass Distraction, HBO, 1997.

Detective Sheila Monroe, Intimate Betrayal, Black Entertainment Television, 1999.

Ester (Hope's professor), The Last Man on Planet Earth, UPN, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Verna, Graham's Diner, c. 1999.

Rose, Lost: Revelation, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Elizabeth Connolly, "Out of Brooklyn," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1988.

Gloria Tessel, "Last Run," Hunter, NBC, 1989.

Mrs. Hines, "Home," TV 101, CBS, 1989.

Selma Binion, "Promised Land," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1989.

Wanda Havens, "Leave It to Geezer," L.A. Law, NBC, 1989.

Television reporter, "Use a Slurpy, Go to Jail," Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1990.

"Hopeless," thirtysomething, ABC, 1991.

Joanne, The Heights, Fox, 1992.

Carol Sherman, "The Green, Green Glow of Home," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.

Judge Maxine Marco, "With This Ball and Chain," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994.

Carol Briscoe, "Sticks and Stones," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1995.

Dr. Davis, "The Beeper," Bringing Up Jack, ABC, 1995.

Anna Mae Brown, "Chapter Eleven, Year Two," Murder One, ABC, 1997.

Mrs. Opal Lee, "Making Music with the Wrong Man," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 1998.

Bonnie Medina (breast cancer patient), "A Goy and His Dog," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.

Mrs. Springs, "Nobody's Child," JAG, CBS, 1999.

Angela Patterson, "Assume the Position," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Angela Patterson, "Deliver the Male," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Angela Patterson, "The Prince and the Poker," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Susan Moton (parole board chairperson), "Killing Time," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

"The Fear Factor," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2001.

"Simon," Kate Brasher (also known as The Further Adventures), CBS, 2001.

Clinic counselor, Passions (also known as Harmony's Passions and The Passions Storm), NBC, 2001.

Anne Marie, "Due Process," The Court, ABC, 2002.

"Montana/Sassy/Justice," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2003.

Dr. Jane Rabb, "NICU," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2004.

Alice Stallworth, "Sandhogs," Cold Case, CBS, 2006.

Dr. Jane Rabb, "Graduation Day," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2006.

Liz, "The Ghost Within," The Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2006.

Also appeared in episodes of other series, including Reasonable Doubts, NBC; and The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Barbra Richards, The Outsiders, Fox, 1990.

Gwen Porter, The Pretender, NBC, 1996.

Judge Rose Barnea, Queens Supreme, CBS, 2003.

Rose Henderson Nadler, Lost, ABC, 2004.

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